DG SHIPPING MEDICAL
Diagnostic Centre is NABL Certified & ICMR Approved | Ministry of Shipping Approved
DG SHIPPING INDIA APPROVED MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Our doctors approved by Directorate General of Shipping
Dr. Robin Jeya Bensam MBBS, AFIH, FCIP, FRSH(Lon) - DGS Approval No: TN/CH/34/2020
Dr. Shajaina Kamel, BHMS, MBA, CCUSG - DGS Approval No: TN/CH/44/2022
DG SHIPPING IN INDIA
The Directorate General of Shipping in India deals with implementation of shipping legislation and policies in order to ensure the safety of life and ships at sea, promotion of maritime education, prevention of marine pollution, and training in co-ordination with the International Maritime Organization, regulation of employment along with welfare of seamen that involves development of coastal shipping, augmentation of shipping tonnage, examination and certification of Merchant Navy Officers, Supervision, and Control of allied offices that come under its administrative jurisdiction.
The Directorate General of shipping under relevant positions of Merchant Shipping Act 1958 and the rules framed under appoints certain medical examiners who can conduct medical examinations of Indian seafarers who serve Indian flag ships. Based on the procedure prescribed and relevant rules as well as notices issued from time to time, these medical examiners get approved by Directorate General of Shipping.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARINE CANDIDATES COMING FOR SHIPPING MEDICAL:
Coming in to the clinic with a prior appointment will add to your convenience.
Six latest passport sized colour photographs will be required.
In order to have accurate test results, it is recommended to come to the clinic at 8 am without having breakfast.
Presenting your previous medical fitness certificate along with complete record of medical history.
It is important to note that if you are 18 years of above, your medical fitness certificate will be valid for 2 years. If you are under 18 years of age, the validity of the same will be 1 year.
We will need you to bring your company’s requisition for medical examination or provide us with your vessel’s name, location, as well as name of your employer you wish to join.
We will need you to bring your Continuous discharge certificate (CDC) along with copy of your passport to establish your identity.
We will need you to fill in the employee declaration form about your present health, any treatments, illnesses without concealing any facts.
MEET OUR MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Dr. Robin Jeya Bensam & Dr.Shajaina Kamel have been doing Shipping Medical for over many years and have been empaneled by leading shipping companies for Pre-Employment Medical Examination for their officers and crew. The certificates issued after completion of medical examination are in compliance with DG Shipping India Medical Examination of Seafarers guidelines, ILO, MLC 2010 and STCW 2006 conventions.
Medicals of seafarers done for Joining the ship, MMD/DG courses & exams, COC & CDC Issuance/Renewals & GMDSS endorsement.
All required forms including Flag State medical forms are available at the clinic.
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